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  • Published: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780553824414
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $22.99

Nothing To Lose

(Jack Reacher 12)

The double number one bestseller..

'A high-testosterone adventure . . . a page turner. Thrilling.' Observer

From Hope to Despair.

Between two small towns in Colorado, nothing but twelve miles of empty road.

All Jack Reacher wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four redneck deputies, a vagrancy charge and a trip back to the line.

But Reacher is a big man, and he's in shape.

No job, no address, no baggage. Nothing, except bloody-minded curiosity.

What are the secrets the locals seem so determined to hide?

Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Nothing To Lose is 12th in the series.

And be sure not to miss Reacher's newest adventure, no.26, Better off Dead! ***OUT NOW***

  • Published: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780553824414
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Lee Child

Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world and have sold over one hundred million copies. Lee is the recipient of many awards, most recently Author of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards. He was appointed CBE in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Praise for Nothing To Lose

Reacher fans will love it - it's all storming compounds, breaking hearts and not bothering to take names, taking justice into his own hands and to hell with the wos'name... a solid inter-Bond-film substitute


A cert to be a number one bestseller... A version of western, of course: the drifter who comes to town, sorts out the bad guys, and moves on... He makes what he does seem simple. If it is, though, it's strange that nobody else has managed it so well

David Sexton, Evening Standard

Classic Child... brilliantly paced... his tough-but-fair creation, Jack Reacher, both a man's man and a ladies' man, proves once again that he's also his own man. And no one is going to get in his way


Slots a series of bone-crunching brawls into a surprisingly sinuous and zeitgeisty plot... delivers emotional depth, and Reacher's bare-knuckle sleuthing certainly keeps the adrenalin up

Financial Times

A high-testosterone adventure with a thoughtful nod to what is going on in Iraq... a page turner. Thrilling


Follows in the great Philip Marlowe pulp tradition, nuanced with a dash of Rambo and Bruce Willis... Reacher is a moody, modern outsider figure, one of the great antiheroes... a liberal intellectual with machismo, and arms the size of Popeye's


Child has perfected Reacher's controlled, spare tone... as always, there's lots of bonecrunching and nose-smashing, yet the violence never feels gratuitous

Time Out

An unusually political novel, this is as gripping and readable as any in the Reacher series

The Times

It's a testament to Lee Child's superb story-telling skills that... the interest doesn't flag for an instant... Like Reacher, Child doesn't do things by halves

Yorkshire Evening Post

Gripping and addictive... Reacher's stripped-down life is echoed by Lee Child's lean and spare prose

Irish Independent

One of the genre's most enduring heroes. Tough, solitary, righteous and incorruptible, [Reacher] harks back to another great fictional detective, Philip Marlowe

Glasgow Herald

A new Jack Reacher novel arrives as the year's first red-hot beach book... the success of these books rests partly on the big, hulking shoulders of their charismatic hero... one of the most enduring action heroes on the American landscape

The New York Times

This haunting, stand-alone novel is a subtler work than Child's previous output and offers a sensitively handled romantic sub-plot to boot

Daily Telegraph